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2021 Summer Reading Club

Registration Date:
Monday, June 21-Friday July 30
Program Dates: 
Tuesday, July 6-Friday, August 13
Last day to collect prizes:
Friday, September 10

*Children ages 2 and up and all adults must wear masks at all times both in the library and at all library programs.

No exceptions!

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Click the image to register for the Summer Reading Club and start reading your way through the jungle!

How the Club Works


  • The children’s summer reading club is open to all Fair Lawn residents ages 0-12. You must have a current library card to register.



  • Tracking can be done electronically or with a physical reading log, which can be printed from the website or picked up at the library.


  • Once registered: Start Reading! (pre-readers can be read to)


  • Everytime you read for 20 minutes color in a step in your Jungle Log-or track through ReadSquared.


  • Starting Tuesday July 6th pick up a starter keychain. For every 100 minutes read you will receive a new bead and move your explorer to another area of the jungle.


  • Read all 1,000 minutes and receive a certificate and a book to keep forever!


  • Complete another 1,000 minutes and be added to our “Star Survivor” wall.


Library Programs:

Most programs will run weekly from July 6-August 13. Registration (link posted one week prior to program) and access to virtual programs can be found on the Children’s Room website at www.fairlawnlibrary.org/children. In-person programs will be outside the library weather permitting! Many in-person programs will also be pre-taped and posted on the website immediately following. Because space is limited and strictly controlled, please do not register for programs unless you are committed to attending. Programs are limited to Fair Lawn residents only and are subject to change. Check the library website for the most current information.


Library Programs
please click program title to register if required


BabyTime             Ages 0-2            Virtual/Pre-taped    No Registration Required

New programs will be posted Thursday mornings at 10:30 am

Summer fun for our youngest patrons! Start your day off right with sunny stories, lap-sit rhymes, music, and puppets.

StoryTime     Target Audience: 2-5    In-Person/Pre-Taped   No Registration Required

Bring your listening ears, imagination, and a chair or a blanket as our team of storytellers present books, songs and fun. Three different days and times will be offered:

    Tuesdays July 6-August 10     6:30-7:00 pm     Library

    Wednesdays July 7-August 11     10:30-11:00 am     Library

    Wednesdays July 7-August 11     2:30-3:00 pm    Memorial Pool

Movement & Music: Boogie Feet!  Ages 2-5    In-Person/Pre-Taped Weekly Registration Required

Fridays, July 9-August 13     10:15-10:45 am

Children and their caregivers are invited to make their way to the dance floor! Whirl and twirl your way through Friday mornings with tap, ballet, and other fun dance activities and games.


Crafty Together   Ages 2-5   In-Person/Pre-Taped Weekly Registration Required

Tuesdays July 6-August 10     10:15-10:45/11:15-11:45 am

Bring out the inner creativity in your little one as you both assemble a fun project together. Miss the craft? Templates and an instructional video will be posted on the website after the program.


Crafty Kids   Entering Grades 1-6    In-Person/Pre-Taped Weekly Registration Required

Tuesdays July 6-August 10     2:15-2:45/3:15-3:45 pm

Create crafts in the great outdoors led by our wonderful staff members. Miss the craft? Templates and an instructional video will be posted on the website after the program.


STEMbrarians        All Ages            Virtual/Pre-Taped    No Registration Required

New programs will be posted Saturdays at noon

Investigate all things science, technology, engineering, and math with our resident STEMbrarians. They’ll show you how to conduct your own experiments and tinker with wacky inventions using things right from your junk drawer!


Parking Lot Yoga        Entering Grades K-Up  In-Person/Pre-Taped    Weekly Registration Required

Wednesdays July 7-August 11     6:00-6:30 pm

Children and caregivers are welcome to relax and stretch after a long day of pools and camps. Leave your worries at the door during this half-hour routine. BYO mat.


Oodles of Doodles        Entering Grades K-Up    Virtual/Zoom          Weekly Registration Required

Mondays, July 12-August 9     2:30-3:00 pm

Unwind your noodle by drawing oodles of doodles (or poodles if you so choose-le). Grab a sketchbook and your art tools of choice for a half-hour of storytelling, chitchat, and fun drawing and coloring prompts and activities.


Animal Bingo            Entering Grades K-Up    In-Person        Weekly Registration Required

Thursdays July 8-August 12      2:30-3:15 & 7:00-7:45 pm            

Take a walk on the wild side with in-person Animal Bingo! Bring a blanket or towel and play along with your favorite jungle animals.


Zumba            Entering Grades K-Up    In-Person/Zoom         Weekly Registration Required

Mondays, July12-August 9     10:15-10:45 AM

Shimmy and shake the day awake with morning Zumba! Come dressed in exercise gear, masks, and your flashiest sneakers for this in-person program. On rainy days Zoom links will be emailed before the program.


What to Watch        All Ages            Virtual/Pre-Taped    No Registration Required

New programs will be posted Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Roll out the red carpet for your next movie night and tune in to Ms. Jenna’s weekly movie recommendation and show stopping craft project. Casual movie watchers and movie buffs alike can stream our weekly recommendation for free through the Kanopy app.


Lego Club            Entering Grades K-Up    Virtual/Zoom          Weekly Registration Required

Fridays, July 9-August 13          2:30-3:00 pm

Calling all architects, builders, and construction workers: grab your Legos and hard hats and join our weekly Zoom meeting. Connect with other Lego enthusiasts and see if you can rise to our weekly build challenges.


Brain Blizzard  Two Groups Offered!  In-Person/Zoom (in bad weather only)  Register once for 6 week program

Thursdays, July 8-Aug. 12 

Entering Grades 2 & 3 3:30-4:15 pm Longform Writing

Entering Grades 4-7 4:30-5:15 pm Make Your Own Picture Book

Calling all storytellers! Dust off your notebooks and pencil case and get ready for fun games, silly writing prompts, and lots and lots of brainstorming. Kids will write, draw, and act out their masterpieces, producing snippets of a picture book, short story, graphic novel, or short play by the end of the summer. BYO notebook, pencils, and imagination.


Club Code            Entering Grades 4-6    Virtual/Zoom    Register once for 3 week program

Thursdays July 8-22     7:30-8:15 pm

Unlock the secrets of coding in our exclusive computer club! Beginner computer whizzes will surf through coding projects, games, and activities. Get ready to master your motherboard!

Gaming Group   Entering grades 4-6   Virtual/Zoom    Weekly Registration Required

Thursdays July 29-August 12 7:30-8:15 pm

Get ready to rumble in the jungle this summer as you join Game Master Alex’s board game bonanza! Create a Boardgame Arena account and play new games each week to challenge your mind.

Read to a Dog   Readers of All Ages   Virtual/Zoom     Weekly Registration Required

Thursdays July 8-August 12 6:30-7:20 pm

Sit, stay and privative reading with a non-judgmental furry friend!  Sign-up for a ten-minute online Zoom session to read with a therapy dog.

DIY Kids    Entering grades 4-6    In-person.     Weekly Registration Required

Wednesdays, July 28 -August 11   7:00-8:00 pm 

Step up your crafting with these more advanced projects designed to spruce your room as you learn a new skill.  




     The Battle of the Books    

click program title to register

Entering Grades 4-6    In-Person/Zoom

Registration Required for each battle


Pounce on our rumble in the jungle this summer and join the battle! Kids will read two separate books for each battle, placed in teams and go head-to-head in book trivia knowledge. See who will be the rulers of the jungle in our two separate battles:

July Battle: Friday, July 23th at 3:30 (Titles TBA)

August Battle: Friday, August 13 at 3:30 (Titles TBA)

Special Programs


The library will be hosting several special events for children and families.

Registration is MANDATORY for all events and space is limited.

Please bring chairs to all in-person programs.  

Please click the program title to register.


Tales with Tales Magic Show       Entering Grades K-Up            In-Person

Monday July 12            7:00 pm

The marvelous, mesmerizing, magnificent Magic Jim will dazzle and delight audiences with fantastical stories and feats of magic. Be prepared to be amazed and amused and, perhaps, learn something along the way.


Meet the Animals            Entering Grades K-Up            In-Person

Monday July 19             7:00 pm

Rizzo’s Wildlife World will bring the jungle out there to the library! Meet some favorite furry friends up close and personal and learn more about their habits, characteristics and other fun facts.


Let's Draw Animals            Entering Grades 4-6            Virtual/Zoom    

Wednesday, July 21         7:00-8:00 pm

Cartoonist Rick Stromoski shares with tweens cartooning basics and how to draw animals that pop. Participants will need a large stack of paper and some sharpened pencils.


Aesop’s Fables          Entering K-Up                    Virtual/Zoom

Monday July 26            7:00 pm

Families and friends of all ages are invited to watch Aesop’s famous fables come to life in an interactive program staged by professional theater company, Bright Star, featuring the entertaining and educational classic tales.


Spirit Animals            Entering Grades K-Up            In-Person

Monday, August 2            7:00 pm

Celebrate the folklore behind spirit animals and discover your own in this hands-on program featuring storytelling and crafts.


Family Survivor          Families with Children Grades K-Up    In-Person

Monday, August 9            7:00 pm

Does your family have the brains and brawn to win the Library Survivor Challenge? Families will compete in daring events to determine who can survive the tribal council this summer. May the odds be ever in your favor!


Fair Lawn Library’s Got Talent    Entering Grades 1-Up            In-Person            

Monday, August 16             7:00 pm

Show off your talent in our annual library talent show. Register to perform on the library’s website. No registration necessary for spectators.


Family Concert            All Ages                    In-Person            

Tuesday, August 17         10:30 am

Musical funny-man, Kurt Gallagher, will entertain both children and grown-ups alike as he performs a special concert sure to release the “wild animal” in all of us!


Contact Us!

Children's Department:


201-796-3400 ext. 3

Head of Children's Services:

Kate Nafz